Ølfabrikken Gæstebryg #1 - Mikes Barleywine

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
An Ølfabrikken guest brew. We have invited one of our colleagues to come by and do any brew he or she would like.
ØLFABRIKKEN MIKES BARLEYWINE has been created by American brewer and beer connoisseur Mike Murphy, who wanted to brew one of the (in)famous styles from his homeland. This has resulted in a strong and assertively bitter ale (90+ IBU's) dominated by Cascade, Chinook and Centennial hops, but still with enough sweetness to counter the hops. A bit of roasted barley provides depth and complexity to this truly unique brew. Mikes Barleywine is, of course, unpasteurized, unfiltered and bottle conditioned like all of our beers.

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anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with dusty hints. Sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty dark fruit and caramel finish.

bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2009
(500ml bottle) Pours a cloudy deep amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, light chocolate, cherry, toffee, and toasted grain. Flavor of caramel malt, hops (floral, citrus), and raisins with a bitter finish.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Mikes Barleywine
Date: 04/22/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

dark ruby red, thin fine beige head, big earthy hop aroma on a rich dry carmel malt base, thin but creamy body, dry malt flavor, lots of bitterness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Bottle acquired in joint trade. Bottled on Nov 05. Poured a deep reddish / brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of toffee, nutty, dark fruits, light chocolate and caramel. Tastes of toffee, dark fruits, caramel, and citrus. Had a stronger hoppiness to it. Light alcohol in the finish. Some lacing left on the glass. Creamy body.

weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Thanks to egajdzis/hopdog(they received in a joint trade from the Danes) to the tasting... Appears a hazy, red toned amber with a small, creamy, light tan head. Smell is hoppy, with cocoa notes, fruity, hoppy citrus, and caramel. Taste is of the same aromas with some toasted nuts jumping out. Mouthfeel is boozy, sugary, and hoppy...this is a year old but I think it needs more age. As a side note, this one had contributions from Mike Murphy(romabrew)...I thought about how I would rate this from recent comments that were spawned on the probrewer site, as well as RB, & BA by him but I’m taking the high road here and leaving it strictly to the beer to speak for itself. Overall, not bad.

egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2006
[Bottled 11/05] Poured a brownish red color, with a large, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, caramel malts, vanilla, tobacco, tropical fruits, figs, and raisins. Taste of more citrus fruits, caramel malts, some vanilla, with dried fruits, and faint rummy alcohol in the finish.

CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Bottle shared by DickinsonBeer on 4/22/06: Pours a clear dark copper amber with a big, frothy, nicely-lacing off-white head. Sweet, lightly-toasted dark caramel malty aroma has a nice, fresh American hoppy presence. Starts with good pale malty sweetness with lots of citrusy flavor hops. Well-balanced, but not as big as I’m used to in barleywines.

Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Pours a murky deep amber brown with a thin lasting beige head. Aroma is phenolic with light rubber notes, some funky farmhouse notes as well- then some sweet malt, and a light citrus hoppiness. Sweet malty flavor- a bit dry and overcarbed, and a moderate hoppy bitterness. Nothing really stands out in this beer to make it great, but it was decent.

goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 23, 2006
Big thanks to Dickinsonbeer for this rare treat. Poured a slightly hazed deep amber color with a small off-white head. Fruity sweet aroma with plenty of malt. The aroma had a mild sweaty note to it. Very malty flavor was sweet and warming. Citrus hop seemed a little light but I also had an Avery Maharaja before it.

Jokes (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2006
Dark copper with a purple tint and a huge, tan head. A wonderfully balanced nose with plenty of toffee, pine, brown sugar, grapefruit, whole grains, lemon zest, strawberries, residual malt and a hint of subtle smoke. Maybe just a little light in the mouth, but the drinkability is superb for the style. The carbonation is soft and texture is velvety and smooth. Much like the nose, the flavor profile is quite balanced. This is what I want my Barley Wines to taste like: complex, layered malts joined elegantly by juicy hops and lightly warming alcohol. The balance is the key, as all elements were added with a heavy hand here. It’s good plenty of flavor and bitterness from the hops whilst maintaining sweetness and depth in malt flavors. Very tasty.

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